JPMorgan Chase & Co., a major player in the ETF industry with $119.7 billion in assets spread across 57 ETFs, has launched two actively managed equity ETFs, signaling a response to the growing demand for actively managed funds. The newly introduced funds are the JPMorgan Global Select Equity ETF (JGLO) and the JPMorgan International Value ETF (JIVE), both unveiled on September 14.
The JPMorgan Global Select Equity ETF, focused on large-cap companies, aims to outperform the benchmark MSCI World Index. Meanwhile, the JPMorgan International Value ETF, which includes investments in emerging markets, will use the MSCI ACWI ex USA Value Index as its benchmark.
This move follows JPMorgan’s earlier conversion of several mutual funds into active ETFs, reflecting the increasing demand for such products in the market. Helge Skibeli, international equities and global portfolio manager at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, emphasized the importance of active strategies that can capture attractive return opportunities without exposing investors to undue risks.